Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra brings together the finest of Irish and European orchestral musicians, with Irish and International soloists, conductors and composers...celebrating our shared musical heritage, pursuing performance excellence in the tradition of classical and contemporary symphonic music. Founded in the mid 1800's, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra gave regular concerts throughout the capital city until the late 1930's, at which point there was a cessation of activities with the advent of World War Two.
In 1997 The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra was reconstituted under the direction of Music Director Derek Gleeson, drawing its members from Irish and other European orchestral musicians. The reconstituted Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra gave its premier concert during the 1997 Kilkenny Arts Festival at the great 13th century Norman cathedral, "St, Canices" in the ancient city of Kilkenny.
In addition to performing the repertoire of standard classical masterworks, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to giving a voice to Ireland's contemporary composers. Under Maestro Gleeson, the orchestra has recorded classical and contemporary repertoire for commercial record companies, including Albany Records (U.S.A.), BMG/Windham Hill Records, and in 2006 is featured on the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland's "Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume Six" CD. Additionally, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded film scores for Motion Pictures and Television.
In 2009, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Derek Gleeson made its inaugural tour of the United States of America with a 49 concert tour under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management Inc. In 2010, the DPO toured China. Opening the Beijing Summer festival "Roam about the Classics" at the National Centre for the Performing Arts at the Opera House, (NACPA)these concerts were broadcast to over 400 million people,